Recently Leading Edge has decided to go green by installing new water bottle filling stations. In class we had been learning about the impacts of using plastic bottles on the environment. For example if plastic gets into a landfill it can take over 1000 years to decompose into the soil. Another example is when plastic gets into the ocean it breaks up into tiny pieces called microplastics; the sea creatures then eat the microplastics and end up dying. These are just some of the many negative impacts of plastic water bottles.
The installation of the new water bottle refilling stations is a step towards helping with this dilemma. Now students can easily refill their reusable water bottles whenever they need to. This reduces the size of litter and waste around the world. As temperatures rise hydration is key; these new fountains encourage students to drink more water. Also students’ parents can save a few dollars by not having to buy disposable water bottles. Cha-Ching!